With the introduction of Surface Pros and the continued advances in digital learning, it is important that we are mindful of our posture and ergonomics to reduce strain, fatigue, or injury. At Godolphin, students will be using their Surface Pro in several different ways during each lesson. To incorporate writing, listening, and reading skills into each lesson, the Surface Pro will be used as an exercise book with the stylus, as a laptop with the keyboard or dictation tool, screen-only for reading and not at all, when listening and talking to the teacher and verbal collaboration with peers.
At Godolphin, we believe in teaching the girls lifelong skills. Learning about correct seated ergonomics, especially at a time when their young bodies are growing, is a vital life skill. Each girl will have access to information about setting up their workstation correctly and they can complete an on-line workstation assessment to ensure their workstation at school and at home minimises stress on their bodies.
For extended periods of use when typing, we recommend raising the screen to horizontal eye-level (risers and stands are widely available) and the use of a separate Bluetooth keyboard and mouse as an option. We also recommend the 20-20-20 approach (look away every 20 minutes at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds).